Mark Madden

Mark Madden

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Joe Manganiello, our man in Hollywood, is a big-time sports fan.

Now, with the “Magic Mike” franchise in the rear-view mirror, the Mt. Lebanon native has made a baseball movie, “Bottom of the 9th.” It premieres tomorrow and stars Manganiello and his wife, Sofia Vergara. See it locally at downtown’s Harris Theater.

Manganiello plays an ex-con who gets out of jail, reconnects with his ex-girlfriend and plays minor-league baseball at 38. The film has good buzz.

The pot of gold at the end of the movie’s rainbow is a shot with the New York Yankees. It wasn’t the Pirates because the film has a bigger budget than that.

Manganiello joins my show at 3:15 p.m. to talk about “Bottom of the 9th,” and about football. Joe is a die-hard Steelers fan, and he’s hoping for good things.

Aren’t we all.

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